It’s Too Little Too Late For Pat Benatar


For every day since I was old enough to think, I’ve considered myself a feminist … It’s empowering to watch and to know that, perhaps in some way, I made the hard path [women] have to walk just a little bit easier.Pat Benatar

Little Too Late Pat Benatar

Side One

Little Too Late

Side Two

Fight It Out

Rainbow Wednesday: House Of Magic


DJ Magic Mike has a ton of albums from the 1990s and 2000s and since his singles are all really fun colors, I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more. This 12″ single is the second in our collection already and it’s an interesting clear, almost seafoam tinted hue.DJMagicMikeHouseOfMagic

House of Magic

DJ Magic Mike

Side One

House of Magic – Magic Mike Mix

Side Two

House of Magic – Radioactive Goldfish
House of Magic – O.T.T. Mix

This Is How You Remind Me


Usher and I go way back. We first started back in the days of You Make Me Wanna when I was 11 and my love for him has come and gone and come back over the years. He seems to fade from the spotlight now and then but emerges with hit after hit again and again.

Usher Terry Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor.

He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first number-one hit, “Nice & Slow”. The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. His follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits “U Remind Me” and “U Got It Bad”. Many more albums and hits followed, with him on the charts again just last year.

Usher’s 2004 album, Confessions, established him as one of the best-selling musical artist of the 2000s decade. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide, bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one hits and has been certified diamond by the RIAA.

The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. Usher has won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, and at number six on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and has attained eighteen Hot 100 top-ten hits.

Usher You Remind Me

You Remind Me

Usher

Side One

Radio Edit
Instrumental

Side Two

LP Version
A Cappella

Bounty Killer’s Hip-Hopera


We were really lucky to find this, I think we were even on the way out, waiting to pay and happened to go through the stack again. The A side of this 12″ Bounty Killer single has the Fugees and the B side has Barrington Levy. No remixes, no instrumentals, but if you see if, make sure you grab this dope track!

Bounty Killer (born Rodney Basil Price; 12 June 1972; Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay.

HipHopera Bounty Killer

Hip-Hopera

Bounty Killer

Side One

Hip-hopera feat. The Fugees

Side Two

Living Dangerously feat. Barrington Levy

McCartney May: Paul & Linda McCartney


Paul McCartney’s love life does still make headlines today, but since Linda was his first wife and worked together musically with Paul, I figured we’d focus on both their love story and the actual single.

As Paul remembers, “The night Linda and I met, I spotted her across a crowded club, and although I would normally have been nervous chatting her up, I realised I had to … Pushiness worked for me that night“. Linda said this about their meeting: “I was quite shameless really. I was with somebody else [that night] … and I saw Paul at the other side of the room. He looked so beautiful that I made up my mind I would have to pick him up“.

The pair married in 1969. About their relationship, Paul said, “We had a lot of fun together … just the nature of how we are, our favourite thing really is to just hang, to have fun. And Linda’s very big on just following the moment“. He added, “We were crazy. We had a big argument the night before we got married, and it was nearly called off … [it’s] miraculous that we made it. But we did”.

The two collaborated musically after the Beatles’ break-up, forming Wings in 1971. They faced derision from some fans and critics, who questioned her inclusion. She was nervous about performing with Paul. Paul defended her musical ability: “I taught Linda the basics of the keyboard … She took a couple of lessons and learned some bluesy things … she did very well and made it look easier than it was … The critics would say, ‘She’s not really playing’ or ‘Look at her—she’s playing with one finger.’ But what they didn’t know is that sometimes she was playing a thing called a Minimoog, which could only be played with one finger. It was monophonic“.

They had four children—Linda’s daughter Heather (legally adopted by Paul), Mary, Stella and James—and remained married until Linda’s death from breast cancer in 1998.

“Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” is a song by Paul and Linda McCartney from the album Ram. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1971, making it the first of a string of post-Beatles, McCartney-penned singles to top the US pop chart during the 1970s and 1980s. Billboard ranked it number 22 on its Top Pop Singles of 1971 year-end chart.

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Side One

Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey

Side Two

Too Many People

McCartney May: The Third Time Is The Charm For Band On The Run


For the band on the run
Band on the run
For the band on the run
Band on the run

I have the single and the full LP, but this single version of Band on the Run has a different B side and instead of being listed as just Wings, it’s Paul McCartney and Wings. Its one of the groups best known singles so I don’t mind having it three times.

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Side One

Band On the Run

Side Two

Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

We Are Young


I remember rocking out to this song in middle / early high school with an old friend. We had our own dance routine and would make her mom blast it in the car all the time. We had a lot of quirky inside jokes on top of this, but we loooooved 80s music!!

It’s sad how people grow apart, even with social media. I was quite an asshole to quite a lot of people in the day, this friend included but was ready to apologize and basically gravel to explain I was an ass but am pretty much a completely different person.

I didn’t really get that chance, you know, getting the good old block / unfriend despite no actual contact or messaging. You can’t force it on people, but I feel like some people also never expected me to succeed, her included perhaps and they get mad when I’m not what they expect. A little self centered, I know, but whatever. I’ll never really know since there was never a conversation.

Anyway, I’ll always love this song and really enjoy our friendship that we had even with the weird ending made easy by good ol’ Facebook. Friendships, especially among women for some reason can be a battlefield so it’s a bit of an ironic song to remember the friendship by.

Heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands
Love is a battlefield

We are strong, no one can tell us we’re wrong
Searchin’ our hearts for so long
Both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

Love is a Battlefield Pat Benatar

Side One

Love is a Battlefield

Side Two

Hell is for the Children (Live Version)

By A Wall Under The Sun Valley Moon With Just A Simple Melody Because Him Is A Baby


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Side One

Under the Sun Valley Moon

Side Two

Trust in Me

PPageBecauseHimBaby

Side One

Because Him is a Baby

Side Two

Goodbye Charlie

PPageTheWall

Side One

The Wall

Side Two

A Poor Man’s Roses

PPageJustSimpleMelody

Side One

Just a Simple Melody

Side Two

Pretty Boy Lonely